Peptides are gaining increasing popularity as therapeutics in modern times. Peptides are already being therapeutically used in diverse areas of medicine such as neurology, endocrinology and haematology.
Peptide Chemistry is a branch of biological science which lends itself useful for the discovery of ethical drugs in the treatment of human physiological problems.
Therapeutically, peptide chemistry offers a promising hope of integrating nature’s holistic way of caring with the intelligence of modern science.
Peptides play a pivotal role in the primary physiological and biochemical functions of life, thus directly supporting the much intricate biochemistry of in humans & mammals.
In comparison to small chemical entity drugs, peptide-based drugs possess definite & encouraging characteristics, including:-
- Higher potency: Peptide-based drugs generally are very active on their target receptor, which translates into a high effect at a low dose
- Higher selectivity: Peptides have a very tight fit to their receptors, which makes them much more selective than smaller molecules concluding that they bind only to their target receptor and are therefore less likely to be associated with serious adverse effects.
- Better safety: Peptides are naturally degraded in the bloodstream by circulating enzymes to their component amino acids. As these are natural biological products, peptide drugs are also associated with less accumulation in body tissue and fewer toxicity findings.
- Peptides as active pharmaceutical ingredients offer a promise to revive & rejuvenate the pharmaceutical industry by developing & delivering novel techniques for present & future drug therapies. Since it is crucial to enable cost-effective & faster commercialization of peptide-based therapies, profound knowledge of peptide manufacturing methods will optimize yield & its purity for therapeutic & industrial use.
We at Puneet Labs envisioned the potential for peptide therapeutics and have now developed dipeptides under Neuro-segment. There is an ongoing research & development on products which are imported into Indian market so as to strengthen Make in India drive and support industry with local manufacturing.